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    • Object type: cloth seal
    • Primary material: Lead Alloy

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Record ID: SF-BC4C9F
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete cast lead-alloy cloth seal dating to exactly 1682. The seal was originally comprised of four discs connected at their upper edge by a folded tab, though now only two of these survive intact. One face is stamped with a crown over the cipher CR, around the edge of which is the inscription: *ENGLAND 1682. The opposing face is somewhat mis-stamped, though the original design would have consisted the letters 'JSHME' ligatured, the inscription '1682' and numerals 1 1/2 inscribed above and below it respectively. The latter refers to the duty paid on the bolt of cloth, the former…
Created on: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 27th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bury St Edmunds', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-E97A35
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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Lead alloy cloth or bag seal, 23.1mm in length and 18.9mm wide. One side is stamped with a faint design comprising a crown over a portculis (with 3 x 3 grid) and chains, surrounded by an indecipherable legend. Circa 1600.
Created on: Tuesday 4th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2018
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Record ID: LON-CF3834
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval lead alloy two part Norwich Weavers' Company Seal, Worsted Reformed, dating to the 17th century. Similar cloth seals on the database are NMS-0E8DB8 and NMS-2F0996. A similar seal is illustrated in Elton (2017:112) and Egan (1995:48 no.87 fig.22) Dimensions: diameter: 18.20mm; length: 36.73mm; weight: 4.97g References: Egan, G. 1992. Leaden Cloth Seals. Datasheet 3. Finds Research Group 700-1700 Datasbeets 1-24. 1985-1998. Reprographic Unit, University of Oxford. Egan G. 1995. Lead Cloth Seals and Related items in the British Museum, British Museum Occasional Paper …
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Friday 7th September 2018
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Record ID: SUR-6A06B6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy cloth or bag seal. One side is stamped with a crest or design featuring two cockerals facing each other over a flower or a thistle with a pair of leaves radiating underneath to either side. There is lettering over this design which appears to read "p b g", however it is highly stylised. The reverse is stamped with a capital B.
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: NARC-443571
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete lead alloy Cloth Seal of Early Post-Medieval date (AD 1575). One disc from this cloth seal survives and the reverse of the disk retains two flattened rivets. The front of the disk is stamped with the inscription: [?]DVYTSL/COLCHESTER//15BAY75, within a circular linear border, the lower portion of which is pelleted Diameter: 42.36mm, Thickness: 1.77mm, Weight: 22.0g. The metal is a dark brown in colour with a smooth patina. The object has been treated by the finder and was cream in colour when found. Similar examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities Scheme datab…
Created on: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 15th August 2018
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Record ID: IOW-8A5E0C
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete post-Medieval lead alloy two-part cloth seal (c. 1600-c. 1700). Disc 1: Plain. Disc 2: Raised design of a merchant's privy mark with legend around. [ ]H[ ]L (rosette) [ ]; Long cross crosslet combined with C over M, a star each side. Length: 25.8mm; width: 19.7mm; thickness: 3.4mm. Weight: 7.97g.
Created on: Monday 6th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 7th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-B816B5
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a two or four disc, lead alloy cloth seal, probably dating from the Post-Medieval period, about AD 1500 - 1700. The remaining portion consists of the loop of the outer disc, with a large central hole, through which the connecting rivet passed when the seal was closed. The only traces of lettering visible are at the top of the reverse (as illustrated) and read "[...](E)R(G)[...]" It is 19mm in diameter and 1.9mm thick. It weighs 1.85gm.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd July 2018
Last updated: Sunday 2nd September 2018
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Record ID: BUC-22F4FD
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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An incomplete lead alloy cloth seal from the Post Medieval period. Just under half of the seal is missing. A squirrel sitting upright holding a nut is stamped into one side perhaps resting on a branch, beneath this are the initials I.S. On the other side is an R and above it a crown containing two pellets. There are two horizontally placed pellets next to the R. A similar cloth seal can be found on the PAS database: NMS-692F70. The cloth seal weighs 5.53g, has a thickness of 2.97mm thick, is 28.20mm long and 18.78mm wide.
Created on: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
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Record ID: DENO-B7F927
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post medieval lead cloth seal (c. 1500 - c. 1700). The object is the rivet disc of probably a two-disc set, there is an old diametic break and approximately one third of the disc is missing. The disc shows a steep sided crown with three interior crosses, over what appears to be the initials T N - this interpretation is not certain because most of the letters are missing due to the break. It is possible that this is an alnage seal of Thomas Napper, who appears in the alnage tables for Gloucestershire in 1689. The reverse of the disc is undecorated and has the flattened riv…
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Friday 22nd June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Nottinghamshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-7B4F5A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post medieval two part lead alloy searchers / alnage cloth seal dating from late 16th to early 17th century. The seal is circular, the obverse of the seal bears the roman numerals XX with VIII below. The reverse is unmarked. A similar seal is illustrated in Egan (1995:59 No.122 Fig.26). Dimensions: diameter: 22.26mm; length: 28.77mm; weight: 10.76g References: Egan, G. 1992. Leaden Cloth Seals. Datasheet 3. Finds Research Group 700-1700 Datasbeets 1-24. 1985-1998. Reprographic Unit, University of Oxford. Egan G. 1995. Lead Cloth Seals and Related items in the British Museum, Brit…
Created on: Monday 18th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: BH-7A00E6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead-alloy cloth seal dating to the Post-Medieval period. The seal is formed of a central disc surrounded by an attached concentric strip. The legend on the obverse reads NII/ACK in two lines. The centre of the reverse has scratched markings reading 'IIV' or 'IIW'. The cloth seal measures 23mm in diameter, 2.5mm in thickness and weighs 5.1 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 6th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-66C217
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval lead cloth seal. 14mm in length, 12mm wide and 3mm thick with a weight of 1.91grams. The seal is circular and formed of two discs now incomplete which would have been joined by a short rectangular strip. Obverse inscription reads I?-/160-/ C N. This could be a match for the seal of Thomas Lane (TL) 1603 or Joshua Culey (IC) , 1606 Mayors of Norwich. Reverse image may be of a lion or a portculis? Egan, G. Provenanced Leaden cloth seals UCL Thesis 1987 p.177-8.
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Oxfordshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-015AD7
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead alloy probable cloth seal of Post Medieval date (c. AD 1600-1700). The object is sub-circular in form, and appears to consist of the main disc that has a rim on the reverse as with a cap. At the centre of the face is a stamped motif in low relief depicting a shield with capital R in Blackletter script. Above the shield is a plain cross. The central motif is set within a circular border. The upper surface has been depressed at its centre with the edge raised up slightly. Depressions are apparent at 12 o'clock and 8 o'clock around the edge. See PAS record HAMP-4270…
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Friday 7th September 2018
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Record ID: OXON-D3E327
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead alloy Cloth Seal of late Medieval or Post Medieval (AD 1450 - 1700). The object is a two piece disc seal, the discs joined by a tab forming a loop and crimped together. The tab is now broken. One disc is plain. The other is stamped with a now indistinct design.
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 29th May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-436708
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead alloy Cloth Seal of Medieval or Post Medieval (AD 1450 - 1700). The object is a two piece disc seal, the discs joined by a tab forming a loop and crimped together. One disc is plain. The other is stamped with a chequered shield. The metal is a dark cream in colour Length: 24.78mm, Width: 18.14mm, Thickness: 2.71mm, Weight: 4.5g.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: SF-EE59B9
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead-alloy cloth seal dating to the Post-Medieval period, c. 1650-1705. It is circular in plan, consisting of two discs attached by a folded connecting strip. One face is illegible but originally would have displayed the length of the cloth in yards. The opposing face bears the inscription; WOR[S]TED [R]EFOR[M]ED in three lines. Preserved in fair condition with an off white patina, it measures 19.89mm in diameter, 3.43mm thick at its midpoint, and weighs 5.85g. This is a cloth seal for the Norwich weavers, being the most common type of cloth seal found in East Anglia …
Created on: Friday 18th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nowton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-9B7BE4
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy continental cloth seal date from the middle of the 16th century until the early 17th century (c. 1550-1650). The seal depicts a capital Lombardic A for Augsberg, Germany. The capital letter replaced the lower case 'a' in the middle of the 16th century. On the other side is a stylised pinecone which is city of Augsburg's badge. Length: 30.0mm; width: 20.9mm; thickness: 4.8mm; weight: 10.1g
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Waters Upton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-9973A6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead-alloy cloth seal of the London based clothier Peter du Bois dating to the Post-Medieval period, c.AD 1618 - 1637. Only one disc of the four disc seal remains which features a central design of a copse of trees within a circular border. Text reading SERGE DE BOIS surrounds the image. The reverse is flat and undecorated. The metal has a mid-brown patina and is worn. The object is 25.8mm in diameter, 2.9mm thick and weighs 7g.
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 30th May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-58F04B
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy Cloth seal of Post-Medieval date (1550-1850). The object is a circular with a central heraldic motif on one side, the other side is blank. The heraldic motif is composed of a laurel wreath within which is a shield. The shield had a band of three five pointed stars with crescent below. The folds in the metal are visible front and back and suggest the object is three piece bag seal. The metal is a light cream in colour with a slightly pitted patina. Diameter: 28.44mm, Thickness: 3.58mm, Weight: 11.3g.
Created on: Friday 11th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 11th May 2018
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Record ID: BERK-006B59
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A portion of a four-part Alnage cloth seal from the reign of Charles II. One disc has a Crown with: CR: beneath and ENGLAND 1682 curved around the inside of a raised circular border. The other disc 3 also has a raised circular border in which the date 1682 is straight across the top, the initials could be EHMS with the numerals 1 -1/2 beneath, for the levy paid on the cloth. A similar seal is noted on page 203 of Geoffrey Egan's - Provenanced Leaden Cloth Seals, the seal is from Oxfordshire.
Created on: Monday 7th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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